Birthdays

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TOMORROW: The Prince of Wales, 50; King Hussein of Jordan, 63; Sir Lawrie Barratt, chairman, Barratt Developments, plc, 71; Dr Boutros Boutros-Ghali, former secretary-general, United Nations, 76; Mr Quentin Crewe, writer and restaurateur, 72; Mr James Crowden, Lord-Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire, 71; Mr Paul Dacre, editor, Daily Mail, 50; Mr Lord Dawson QC, former Solicitor General for Scotland, 50; Mr Michael Dobbs, novelist, 50; Ms Louise Ellman MP, 53; Mr David Elstein, chief executive, Channel 5, 54; The Right Rev Mgr George Hay, parish priest, 68; M Bernard Hinault, cyclist, 44; Mr Peter Katin, concert pianist, 68; Mr Mark Le Fanu, general secretary, the Society of Authors, 52; Mr Thomas Macan, ambassador to Lithuania, 52; Air Marshal Sir Richard Nelson, 91; Mr Patrick Nicholls MP, 50; Mr Gunther Sachs, former bobsleigh champion, 66; Miss Diana Skilbeck, Headmistress, the Queen's School, Chester, 56; Sir Dudley Smith, former MP, 72; Sir Joseph Smith, former director, Public Health Laboratory Service, 68; Sir Arthur Watts QC, former legal adviser, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, 67; The Rev John Witheridge, Headmaster, Charterhouse, 45.

TOMORROW: Mr Ed Asner, actor, 69; Mr Howard Baker, lawyer and senator, 73; Mr J.G. Ballard, science-fiction writer, 68; Mr John M. Banfield, former chairman, Mobil Oil, 51; Mr Daniel Barenboim, pianist and conductor, 56; Mr Andrew Castle, tennis player and broadcaster, 35; Sir Geoffrey Chandler, chairman, Amnesty International, UK Business Group, 76; Miss Petula Clark, singer and actress, 66; Mr Andre Deutsch, publisher, 81; Professor Peter Dickinson, pianist and composer, 64; Mr Martin Hammond, Headmaster of Tonbridge School, 54; Mr John Hobhouse, former chairman, RSPCA, 88; Miss Paula Kahn, former chief executive and chairman, Longman Group, 58; Mr Aleksander Kwasniewski, President of Poland, 44; Mr Brian Low, former High Commissioner to Papua New Guinea, 61; Lord Mackay of Ardbrecknish, former MP, 60; Mr David Rae Smith, chartered accountant, 79; Mr Paul Raymond, impresario, 73; Canon Eric Staples, former chaplain to the Queen, 88; Mr Sam Waterston, actor, 58; Sir Roger Young, former Principal, George Watson's College, Edinburgh, 75.

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